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Potsdam, Eric (2003). Evidence for Semantic Identity under Ellipsis from Malagasy Sluicing.

URL: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/potsdam/papers/NELS33.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-02-18).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 412&langcode=plt (2019-03-24).

 

Example #1:

    (1)   a.         m-i-vidy            ny akoho             i Bao
    PRESENT-ACT-buy the chicken              Bao
    `Bao is buying the chicken.'
Example #2:

    (5)           mamaky boky i Bao/izy/ny zaza/ilay zaza/*olona/*zaza
    read.ACT book Bao/3SG/the child/that child/person/child
    `Bao/(s)he/the child/that child is reading a book'
Example #3:

    (6)           misy        olona/zaza mamaky boky
    exist.ACT person/child read.ACT book
    `There is someone/a child reading a bo ok'
Example #4:

    b.       *iza     no       novidina twho ny akoho?
    who      FOCUS buy.PASS             the chicken
    (`Who    was the chicken bought by?')
Example #5:

    (i)            Rabe no          nividy     ny akoho
    Rabe FOCUS       buy. ACT the chicken
    `It's Rabe who bought the chicken'
Example #6:

    (10) a.         nanontany aho         hoe    iza no                                nividy ny akoho
    ask.ACT 1SG.NOM HOE who FOCUS                                      buy.ACT the chicken
    `I asked who bought the chicken'
Example #7:

    (13) a.     nandoko zavatra i Bao fa manadino aho             hoe               inona
    paint.ACT thing    Bao but forget.ACT 1SG.NOM HOE                   what
    `Bao painted something but I forget what'
Example #8:

    b.   nisy       olona   nihomehy ka nanontany ianao     hoe              iza
    exist.ACT person laughed and ask.ACT 2SG.NOM HOE                    who
    `There was someone who laughed and you asked who'
Example #9:

    (15)        *nihomehy olona ka nanontany ianao    hoe iza
    laugh.ACT person and ask.ACT 2SG.NOM HOE who
    (`Someone laughed and you asked who')
Example #10:

    nanontany ianao       hoe iza      no    nisy      twho nihomehy
    ask.ACT 2SG.NOM HOE who FOCUS exist.ACT                 laughed
    laughed')
Example #11:

    nanontany ianao       hoe    iza     (no     nihomehy twho)
    ask.ACT 2SG.NOM HOE who FOCUS laugh.ACT
    `There was someone who laughed and so you asked who (laughed)'
Example #12:

    nanontany    ianao     hoe    iza   no        nihomehy twho
    ask.ACT      2SG.NOM HOE who FOCUS laugh.ACT
    `There was    someone who laughed and so you asked who'
Example #13:

    manadino aho         hoe     inona no        nandoko twhat i Bao
    forget.ACT 1SG.NOM HOE what FOCUS paint.ACT                 Bao
    `Bao painted something but I don't know what.'
Example #14:

    nanontany ianao      hoe iza no        nisy       twho nihomehy
    ask.ACT 2SG.NOM HOE who FOCUS exist.ACT                laughed
    `There was someone who laughed and you asked who.'
Example #15:

    b.    *inona ny trano no          mitoetra amina             i Rasoa?
    what the house FOCUS live.ACT in                       Rasoa
    (`Which house does Rasoa live in?')